Jebat is a musician whose activities have brought him across the globe. Most recently, he has been under the mentorship of Marin Alsop at the Peabody Conservatory, where he served as Assistant Conductor and Chorus Master of the Peabody Opera Theatre. Jebat was a semifinalist at the European Union and Makris Conducting Competitions, and was selected as a Britten-Pears Young Artist. Orchestras he has conducted in master classes and competitions include the National Symphony (Washington D.C.), Charleston Symphony, String Orchestra of Brooklyn, Pazardzhik Symphony, and Makris Symphony. Jebat has served as Music Director and Conductor of the University of Illinois Philharmonia Orchestra. Jebat has collaborated with soloists and composers such as Dmitry Kouzov, Jonathan Keeble, Ann Yeung, Carlos Carrillo and David Kirkland Garner.
An accomplished violist, Jebat has performed with orchestras such as the Malaysian Philharmonic, Charleston Symphony, New York String Orchestra and YouTube Symphony Orchestra. Active in chamber music, Jebat has collaborated with artists such as Jon Kimura Parker, Mikhail Kopelman, Kathleen Winkler and Thomas Jaber. Jebat was Principal Viola of KINETIC Ensemble, and a recipient of the Celentano Award for Excellence in Chamber Music. Jebat’s summer festival appearances include Tanglewood, Schleswig-Holstein, Pacific, Spoleto USA, Aspen, Lake George and Caroga Lake. An advocate for the performance of new music, Jebat has performed with ensembles such as Musiqa, Da Camera, and Loop38.
Jebat holds a Master’s in Orchestral Conducting from the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign. His former teachers include Donald Schleicher, Larry Rachleff, and Brad Lubman, and he has also participated in master classes with Gianandrea Noseda, Osmo Vanska, Nicolas Pasquet, Mark Gibson and Tito Munoz. Jebat also has degrees in Viola Performance from Rice University and the Eastman School of Music, having studied with James Dunham and Carol Rodland. He has taught master classes in conducting, viola, chamber music and orchestra with the East Central Illinois Youth Orchestra, Illinois Chamber Music Academy, Selangor Philharmonic, Bentley Music Academy, and Allegro Music and Arts.